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Cowles to seek second term in W.Va. House

February 19, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Daryl E. Cowles will seek re-election to a second two-year term to the West Virginia House of Delegates.

In 2006, Cowles was elected to the state Legislature representing the 51st Delegate district, which covers most of Morgan County and a portion of Hampshire County.

"Although the state government is moving in a positive direction, there remains much work to be done," Cowles said in a news release.

"Tax reform and stimulating the West Virginia economy are critical to improve the daily lives of our citizens, especially in the Eastern Panhandle. Our continued struggles with population growth and the demand for services, needed infrastructure upgrades, and adequate education funding - mixed with the national downturn in the economy - suggest we need bold ideas and aggressive leadership. I look forward to the challenge."

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Cowles owns and operates Cowles & Sons Construction, a construction services firm in Berkeley Springs. Active in his community, he serves on the board of directors of the local Chamber of Commerce as is active in other community groups.

Cowles graduated from Valley College of Technology in Beckley, W.Va., with a degree in business administration. He and his wife, Nikki, have two daughters and live just outside of Berkeley Springs on the family farm.

"Serving in the West Virginia Legislature is a great honor and privilege. The range of issues in the state legislature can be wide and complex, dealing not only with my delegate district but also on a statewide basis," Cowles said in the release.

"In my first term, I have worked to position myself as a consensus builder and I feel good about the relationships I have cultivated with my colleagues in the House of Delegates. I hope to continue working to make a difference and improving the lives of people in West Virginia," he said.

Cowles is running unopposed.

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